Verstappen replaces Kvyat

Verstappen replaces Kvyat

Amid rumours that Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat will be replaced by Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has confirmed that the young Dutch driver will race for them in Spain next time out.

As a result of Verstappen being promoted, the Russian will be dropped to Toro Rosso. Horner also added that it is an opportunity for both drivers to develop their skills, with Verstappen eager to show his potential and Kvyat looking to regain form.

“Max has proven to be an outstanding young talent. His performance at Toro Rosso has been impressive so far and we are pleased to give him the opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing,” Horner confirmed.

“We are in the unique position to have all four drivers across Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso under long term contracts with Red Bull, so we have the flexibility to move them between the two teams.

“Dany will be able to continue his development at Toro Rosso, in a team that he is familiar with, giving him the chance to regain his form and show his potential.”

Kvyat has been in indifferent form throughout the 2016 season, lagging behind team-mate Daniel Ricciardo at every race except for the China GP, where he scored the team’s only podium so far.

Recently, though, the young Russian has seemingly struggled with the pressure of racing for a top-level F1 team and has been involved in a couple high-profile incidents on the track.

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